Status Report

ARC Internal Email: Outreach Sessions for HSPD-12 and Mandatory Use of ODIN

By SpaceRef Editor
August 14, 2007
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Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2007
To: (Recipient list suppressed)
From: Centerwide Announcement
Subject: Outreach Sessions for HSPD-12 and Mandatory Use of ODIN

To: Resident Staff

From: Sylvia S. Longchamps, Chief Information Officer (Acting)

Subject: Outreach Sessions for HSPD-12 and Mandatory Use of ODIN

The Ames Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is holding two center outreach sessions in August to present information and answer questions about two major agency implementation efforts: (1) Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, or HSPD-12, and (2) the mandatory use of the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA (ODIN) throughout the agency. Each session will cover both topics, providing presentations and the opportunity to ask questions. Representatives from the various center organizations supporting the implementation of these initiatives will be on hand to respond to questions.

Dates and Times: (Attend one session only)

Session #1: August 28 at 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium (N-201)

Session #2: August 29 at 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium (N-201)

HSPD-12: All center employees, both contractors and civil servants, who require long-term (greater than 179 days) access to the center or NASA information technology resources (e.g., computer and network systems) are required to obtain a new HSPD-12 compliant badge. In order to receive the badge, employees must process through multiple Personnel Security steps, including providing background information enabling a background investigation (if a valid one is not already on record), personal identify verification enrollment and badge issuance. These steps will require employees, once notified to do so, to schedule and keep multiple appointments with Ames Personnel Security specialists. Employees will also be instructed to bring certain government forms and approved types of identification to appointments. Information about the agency’s new badging process and how the new badges will subsequently be used within NASA will be provided at the outreach sessions. The agency’s HSPD-12 Web site at also provides much useful information and includes an FAQ section.

ODIN: The NASA Strategic Management Council recently approved Mission Focus Review item 137 (MFR#137), which requires the mandatory use of ODIN for all appropriate desktop computers and workstations to the widest extent possible throughout the agency. Specifically, MFR#137 addresses the transition of procurement and support for government furnished IT equipment (desktops and workstations) to ODIN. The Ames Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), along with directorate representatives from the Ames CIO Council, is currently developing a center transition plan for shifting the purchase of desktops and workstations and the support of these systems to the ODIN contract. Information about this new policy and the center’s transition plan will be provided at the outreach sessions.

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